Velma Wallis on Native American Authors

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Velma Wallis
, 1960-


Velma Wallis resides in Fort Yukon, Alaska. She has written stories about Athabaskan struggle and survival.

Awards and Honors

Western States Book Award 1993
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award


Online resources by or about Velma Wallis:

New Voices
Author: Andromeda Romano-Lax
Type: authorbio
Description: This article from the “Alaska Writes” web site profiles several Alaskan writers, including Velma Wallis.


Velma Wallis
Author: Jonathan D. Chapman
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.


Books by Velma Wallis:

Wallis, Velma. Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun : An Athabascan Indian Legend from Alaska
Fairbanks, AK : Epicenter Press, 1996.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0945397348

Wallis, Velma. Two old women : An Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival
New York,NY : Harperperennial Library, 1994.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060975849

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